- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a woman was arrested at Atlanta’s airport with more than 14 pounds of cocaine concealed in purses, jackets and llama skins.

The customs agency said in a statement on Tuesday that the woman is a U.S. citizen who arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday from Lima, Peru. Customs agents discovered a white, powdery substance during an inspection of her baggage and tested it.

The statement says the cocaine totaled about 14.4 pounds, with a street value of about $450,000.

The woman was turned over to local law enforcement. Her name was not provided.


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